Vinicius Mello by Internacional Academy
Name: Vinicius Mello
Date of birth: 19/08/2002 – 18 years old
Preferred foot: left
Similar player: Alexandre Lacazette
Vinicius Mello is part of the academy of Celeiro de Ases, where he revealed great players such as Falcão, Taffarel, Dunga, Lúcio, Daniel Carvalho, Nilmar, Alexandre Pato, Juan Jesus, Sidnei, Alisson Becker, Taison Freda, Fred Rodrigues, Otávio Monteiro, Bruno Fuchs, João Peglow, Bruno Praxedes.
Born in Sapucaia do Sul, metropolitan city of Porto Alegre, Vinicius Mello began his career at Sport Club Internacional.
In the beginning, he was used many times as a midfielder, but his instinct was soon observed and was converted to play as a striker.
During his first year as a U-17 striker, Vinicius Mello demonstrated that he had something different from the others, due to his physical size, soon he was gaining an advantage over his markers and drawing a lot of attention also due to his ability with the ball at his feet and decision-making, always looking for the goal.
Mello does not like to be trapped between defenders and very much likes to leave the air to build the play or open spaces for his attacking teammates.
As in this play where he started the play and scored in the end:
This season, playing for the Under-20, Vinicius Mello confirms the expectations created about him, Mello as he is called by many, scored 6 times in 14 games this season. He has a goal every 111 minutes playing for the Under-20 team.
Here a compilation of his performances this season:
Pace and acceleration: very strong
Ball control: strong
Shooting: very strong
Technique: very strong
First touch: good